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09/09/10

Celebrating Sonny Rollins

Saxophonist celebrates 80th in NYC with concert at Beacon Theatre and in-store at Barnes & Noble

This week is a big one for Sonny Rollins fans. He returns to the Beacon Theatre for his annual NYC concert on Friday, September 10, in celebration of his 80th birthday. Rollins will also be appearing at an in-store with longtime JazzTimes contributors John Abbott and Bob Blumenthal, who have published a book, Saxophone Colossus: A Portrait of Sonny Rollins, that is excerpted in the October issue of JT. Abbott, Blumenthal and Rollins will be at the Barnes & Noble in Tribeca (97 Warren Street) on Tuesday, September 14 at 7 PM. They’ll give a talk and slide show and sign books. For more information about that appearance, you can call the store at 212-587-5389.

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Every jazz musician looks up to Sonny Rollins, including the brilliant young bassist, Christian McBride.
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Saxophone Colossus book cover
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Sonny Rollins by John Abbott
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